BONUS Birthday Music Block Original 30
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This is the original 30-track Sept 2018 version of what would go on to become the 40-track February 2020 C1E51 (Mishmash Monday vol. 9 – aka “Birthday Episode”). See below the tracklist for additional notes!
01 – Sonic CD – Sega CD – Stardust Speedway Zone (Past) – Naofumi Hataya and/or Masafumi Ogata – 00:00:00
02 – Prey – multi – Everything's gonna be Okay – Mick Gordon – 00:02:29
03 – Jurassic Park – SNES – River – Jonathan Dunn – 00:07:17
04 – TMNT: TF – Genesis – Sisyphus Stage – Niki Higashino – 00:10:10
05 – Jet Set Radio – Dreamcast – Funky Radio (IN-GAME VERSION) – BB Rights – 00:14:33
06 – Dragon Sabre – Arcade – Volcano – Shinji Hosoe – 00:17:57
07 – Last Resort – Neo Geo – The Melting Point – Toshio Shimizu and/or Yasuo Yamate – 00:21:27
08 – Wolfenstein 3d – PC (Adlib) – Zero Hour – Bobby Prince – 00:24:02
09 – Teki Paki – Arcade – Quick, Junk, Sequence – Tomoaki Takenohashi – 00:26:19
10 – Vindicators Part II – Arcade – Target Select – Brad Fuller and/or Hal Canon – 00:30:43
11 – Deneb – Atari 8-bit – Song 2 (Title) – Robert Drag – 00:31:07
12 – Tube Panic – Arcade – Attract Mode – Ichiro Takagi – 00:32:05
13 – Bosconian – X68000 – Blast Power – Yuzo Koshiro – 00:33:57
14 – Hyperzone – SNES – Title Theme – Jun Ishikawa – 00:36:43
15 – Chaos Seed Feng Shui Kairouki – SFC – The Last Hermit's Cave – Yasunori Shiono, Katsuhiro Hayashi, and/or Yukio Nakajima – 00:37:53
16 – A Dinosaur's Tale – Genesis – Cecilia's Apartment – Kim Jensen – 00:40:07
17 – Grim Fandango – PC – Neon Ledge – Peter McConnell – 00:41:59
18 – God of War – PS4 – Witch of the Woods – Bear McCreary – 00:43:01
19 – Lost Eden – CD-I – Moorkus Rex's Lair – Stephane Picq – 00:45:52
20 – Ninja Gaiden – NES – Apprehensive Moments Cutscene / Stage 4-3 – Keiji Yamagishi and/or Ryuichi Nitta – 00:47:39
21 – Doom – PC – Nobody Told Me About Id (E2M8) – Bobby Prince – 00:48:31
22 – Metroid Prime 2 – GameCube – Quadraxis Battle – Kenji Yamamoto – 00:51:19
23 – Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – multi – Adrenaline – Jack Wall – 00:54:19
24 – Final Fantasy XIII-2 – PS3 – Paradigm Shift – Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta, and/or Mitsuto Suzuki – 00:57:39
25 – PILcaSEX – PC98 – Groove Machine – Muse – 01:01:23
26 – Castlevania II – Gameboy – Praying Hands – Hidehiro Funauchi – 01:04:34
27 – Sonic 3D Blast – Genesis – The Final Fight – Jun Senoue, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Seirou Okamoto, Masaru Setsumaru – 01:07:30
28 – F-Zero – SNES – Silence – Yukio Kaneoka – 01:09:19
29 – Metroid Prime 3 – Wii – Skytown – Kenji Yamamoto, Minako Hamano, and/or Masaru Tajima – 01:12:12
30 – Snatcher – Sega CD – Tear-Stained Eyes – Konami Kukeiha Club – 01:15:33
BONUS: The Ninja – Mastersystem – Grassy Field – Unknown – 01:20:34
Total Runtime: 01:22:41
Compared to the C1E51 “final version”, there are 29 tracks that both versions have in common, and they even play in the same [relative] order in both versions. But interspersed throughout, there are 11 additional tracks in the final version that do not appear here, and one track that was part of the original 30, and appears here that was involved in a last second cut to make way for a couple late additions, and is absent in the final episode. A second track was cut during production as well (in that same last second cut), but it was one of the later additions, so neither part of the original list, nor the final episode. It is included in this broadcast, however, as the bonus track, which kinda like the “hidden tracks” at the end of the CDs of yore, appears after a few second delay after the final track. It is the track from “The Ninja” on the Mastersystem [ninja theme for deleted tracks unintended]. It was originally slated to appear in-between the Tube Panic and Bosconian tracks.
Of the tracks to make the final episode that were not part of the original 30 that were added later, the first one added was “The 2020” from Vegas Stakes. This was before the idea of this being a birthday episode even occurred to me. I simply added it because it felt like a “kinder, gentler Teki Paki” and thought it belonged next to it in the episode. When the idea of hitting 40 occurred to me for the birthday, I added a number of tracks peppered throughout the entirety of the episode. But the lion’s share of new additions all congregated around Teki Paki. I wanted to have an ultra-focused series where each subsequent track echoed some single aspect of the previous track. Starting with Computer Room from Zillion, and ending with Frisk from Splatoon 2, every single track has a purpose in that end. Go listen and see if you can discern the ultra-deliberate connections between the tracks.
The last three tracks to make it into the episode were Star Guitar from Lumines II, Computer Room from Zillion, and lastly, Buscabulla from FIFA 2020. I have been a fan of Star Guitar since I first heard it in a completely different context way back in the early 2000’s. When I dumb lucked into the discovery that it was used in a video game, and thus, legal for Mishmash Monday, I wasted no time in getting it added. Computer Room and Buscabulla were the two last second additions that ended up bumping the “Ninja Gaiden” and “The Ninja” tracks. It dawned on me that Computer Room would be too perfect to pass up on in light of the Mountain King track as well as just the entire “segment surrounding Teki Paki”. And Buscabulla was sort of another Star Guitar, discovering a track I liked was used in a video game, and thus, making it eligible. Only I hadn’t been a fan of Buscabulla for ages. Instead, I heard it on NPR’s “Studio One Tracks” one night on the drive home fairly recently before the launch of the episode, fell in love with it, tried to YouTube it, which yielded FIFA 2020 results! So, I was like, YES! And it, was the very final addition to what went on to become CIE51.
On balance, I like the 40-track amended version which graced the final episode quite a bit better than this simpler, less multi-faceted original. But I’m also very glad to get to share this with you as it is a peek behind the curtain, and a snapshot of where this one began life all the way back in Fall 2018. I hope you enjoy the inside scoop, and the listen! Also, I apologize for any rough transitions. I had lost the file for the original version, so I had to recreate it from scratch - and in haste. I tried to make the transitions work as much like the other version as possible, though. So, there shouldn’t be any extreme differences.
Lastly, if you were even thinking in these terms to begin with, tell me: how close did you come to guessing which tracks were new additions, and which tracks were part of the original block? Were there any great big surprises for you? Any that leapt right off the page to you as an obvious add-on? If so, tell me what they were. I’d seriously love to hear back from people on this. So, I am definitely interested in knowing!
Anyway, enjoy! :-D
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